I’m Alive!

March 29, 2009

Today has been quite productive, out of the ordinary and fun!

I woke up at 7:15 with just enough time to get dressed, check email and pack a breakfast before I walked to the coffee shop to meet Victoria to study. It was such a gorgeous morning and walk!

I debated eating cereal or oatmeal (what I really wanted) but I knew I’d have to wolf it down and hate not being able to enjoy a meal! So I decided on a GH Cinnamon Raisin Bun with Almond Butter! Hidden in between were 3 walnut halves and a drizzle of honey as well. I toasted the bun, so the AB kind of melted on my way there :(

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I also got a Cafe au Lait with Snickerdoodle coffee and soy milk.

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I also packed a banana, which I saved for a late morning snack and ate around noon.

Totally not your typical KERF breakfast, huh! I really enjoyed the change of scenery though. And the bun held me over surprisingly well. But it was NOT as fun to eat as oatmeal.

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Victoria and I were extremely productive in the morning hours and spent 3 of them going through our notes. I feel a lot better about this test, but I’ve still got a long ways to go.

As I said above, I ate my banana at noon and walked back home, dropped my bags, and went out for a run. I was expecting rain today since we’ve had rain for the past 4 days and was thrilled with blue skies (although there’s a strong wind out there). My 5.5 mile run was great. I was music and partnerless and I got lots of thinking done.

I came home to find Matt and his college fraternity buddy Waikart drinking on the patio!! There seems to be a heavy emphasis on beer this spring

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Although I cannot lie – I had a few post-run sips of Maple Squirr-ale!

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For lunch I ate a big salad

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Leftover romaine, craisins + walnuts from last night plus sauteed broc, peppers, mushrooms, plus cottage cheese, sprouts, avocado and blueberries.

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And a bunch of Food Should Taste Good multigrain chips. Loved them! They were like those flax corn chips I used to get a lot.

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I am off to SHOWER and then study for the rest of the day.

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1 life coach jen March 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I was just thinking, “Jeez, is Kath alive today?” and then up comes your post title, “I’m Alive!”. I feel you on the weather! It’s finally nice in the mountains today, too, but there is a CHILLY wind blowing! Have a great day.

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2 Baylee March 29, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Hey girlie! your breakfast looks delish! glad to hear you had a decent study session. ugggh, which reminds me- i need to study one of these days. haha. we have also had a a couple gloomy days lately. this morning it snowed, but now its almost 60 and sunny out. only in illinois. that salad looks delicious as well!

hope you had a great weekend!

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3 Moran March 29, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Wow Kath, I cannot recall the last time your breakfast did not feature a gorgeous BOWL! I so appreciate your love for all things oatmeal – you really got me HOOKED!
Enjoy the sunny day!

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4 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) March 29, 2009 at 2:18 pm

beautiful and productive day you’re having! you’re so good at taking advantage of delicious weather.

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5 Erin March 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm

That’s great you got so much done in the morning, and then topped it with a run. I was debating running today because of the rain & wind but it cleared up and was blue skies. If I had homemade beer around me all the time I would be carrying a spare tire by now!

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6 Emily L. March 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm

The make-your-own-pizzas last night pushed me over the edge. I’ve got dough rising as we speak. Now I think I want to put avocado on it. What an inspiration your choices have been!

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7 Nate March 29, 2009 at 2:24 pm

About damn time! We were worried sick about you…don’t scare us like that again.

Matt does seem to be drinking a lot of beer this spring. I thought I was a bad influence on him, but he seems to be able to drink without me, too. Then again, it’s sort of research for Brew and Bake, right?

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8 Sharon March 29, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Oh wow, super delicious!

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9 VeggieGirl March 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Cinnamon Raisin Bun with Almond Butter = holy yum.

Sooo envious of your springy weather!! It’s dark, dreary, and rainy here :-(

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10 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday March 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Glad you had a productive day!

Good luck with the test!

That breakfast bun looks yummy with all the oooey gooey AB!

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11 thepinkpeppercorn March 29, 2009 at 2:38 pm

It looks like your salad will be great food for the brain!!! I hope that helps with the exam prep!! Good luck :)

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12 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 29, 2009 at 2:39 pm

What a fun day!! Glad it’s going great. Gorgeous eats =)

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13 Marisa (trim the fat) March 29, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Yummy salad!
Relaxing on the patio looks like fun !

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14 Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now March 29, 2009 at 2:45 pm

I love the weather you are getting!

By the way Kath, i’m giving away a copy of one of your fav books! Just wanted to let you & your readers know!

http://simplyfabulousnow.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/fit-from-within/

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15 Bec March 29, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Good luck on that test! I totally agree spring = patio and beer time :)

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16 Shannon (The Daily Balance) March 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Snickerdoodle coffee?? You have the BEST flavors ;) Cinn. Raisin bun looks DELISH!

have a great Sunday ;)

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17 Lee March 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Have you tried the food should taste good buffalo chips? they weren’t very buffalo-y.

i always think snickerdoodle (well, at least for cookies) means it has snickers in it.

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18 Lori March 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Those multigrain chips are awesome, aren’t they? We just bought some yesterday at the store!

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19 Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 29, 2009 at 3:08 pm

It seems like a fun day…breakfast and coffee out, beer drinking on the patio. If only you didn’t have to study!

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20 Jess March 29, 2009 at 3:21 pm

I’m surprised by the sad face for the melted AB. I put my nut butters on hot bread specifically to melt them!

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21 Heather March 29, 2009 at 3:21 pm

Definitely not a Kath-like breakfast, but it’s fun to switch things up sometime! :)

That snickerdoodle coffee sounds so good right now. I have a local coffee shop that has sugar-free snickerdoodle flavor shots that I add to my latte every time I go there… SOOO delicious!

Nice run! I bet that felt good after studying morning!

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22 Kerri March 29, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I love the blueberry topper on the salad! Enjoy the sun.

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23 Michelle Hisae March 29, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Sounds like you’ve had a great day! You say 5.5 miles with such ease, haha. How long does it usually take you to run that? I’d love to hear your stats. I’m training for a half marathon, so my running will be kicked up a notch for the next 2 months.

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24 sue March 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm

you’re so good with your studying! now that i see how much other people study, i know why my grades sucked in school :( i so need to find snickerdoodle coffee!

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25 Adi (oatonomy.com - repaired!) March 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Out of the ordinary brekkies can be the perfect way to re-ignite the oatmeal loving! :) Too bad for the melty almond butter though.
Good luck with the rest of the studying!

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26 Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 29, 2009 at 4:58 pm

I’m so beyond envious of your weather!!! We got 3″ of SNOW today!

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27 K March 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Snickerdoodle coffee?! That sounds heavenly!! Good luck studying!

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28 KLM March 29, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Those buns are the BEST thing on the planet.. I would choose them over BB!!

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29 zestycook March 29, 2009 at 5:42 pm

It is fun to switch it up Kath! :) Good luck studying.

zest!

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30 Nicole March 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Snickerdoodle coffee sounds really tasty! I hope I stumble across it sometime.

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31 Kath March 29, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Nate,
He is a bad influence on himself…

Michelle Hisae,
I don’t really know how long it took me, but I will try to track stats on my next run. I probably ran about a 9:30 pace. I’m not fast! Endurance has always been easier for me than speed.

Kath

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32 Erin March 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm

I like that bowl!

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33 Caroline March 29, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Just curious: what brand of cottage cheese do you buy? It always looks so fluffy and delicious!

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34 Kath March 30, 2009 at 4:42 am

Caroline,
We usually buy Cabot Nonfat at TJ’s but this was Breakstone’s 2% (my favorite), which was on sale.

K

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35 life coach jen March 30, 2009 at 8:45 am

Wow, you have 5000 readers?? That’s amazing! The video was really neat!

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